International Business Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on potential military benefits to Boko Haram now that the group has an official alliance with ISIS:

“It’s been a courtship that has been a long time coming,” said Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center. “It’s as close to a marriage of equals as we’ve ever seen.”


“We’re going to see an uptick but you can’t disaggregate that this is because of ISIS,” Pham said. “There’s no real possibility of command and control” from the central core of ISIS to Nigeria.

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